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Old 04-19-2003, 12:56 AM
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Pros and Cons of synthetic oil......

Does anyone in here use synthetic oil in there benz?
I have seen in the MBCA magazine that MB/AMG recommend it.
If you switch to it can you ever switch back to standard oil?
Any input would be greatly appreciated!!

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Old 04-19-2003, 08:59 AM
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Allan,
If you haven't already done so, do a search on this and you'll find literally hundreds of posts on this very subject.

MB does recommend (or maybe mandate) use of synthetic oil on new vehicles with FSS (flexible service system) since they have extended drain intervals.

FWIW I do use Mobil 1 synthetic in my 400E just because these engines tend to run hot and they are pretty expensive to service -- a valve job alone runs about $6000 per Stu Ritter -- so I want to give myself every possible edge ...
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Old 04-19-2003, 10:03 AM
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Thanks for the feedback!!
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